Obit: Hales, Pearl #2 (1893 - 1917)


Surnames: Hales, Davis, Benedict, Mortimer, Campbell, Root, Page

----Source: Granton News (Granton, Clark County, Wis.) 07/20/1917

Hales, Pearl #2 (MAY 1893 - 15 JUL 1917)

Just at the awakening of the Sabbath day shortly after 3 o’clock a.m., Sunday, July 15th, 1917, the grim messenger, death, gathered in his embrace the soul of Mrs. Pearl Hales, wife of Loren Hales. Her death took place at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield, whither she had been taken several weeks earlier to undergo an operation for appendicitis. Apparently recovering nicely from the operation she was suddenly taken with another trouble last Friday and although the best skilled medical attendance was employed, she was too frail to survive the ordeal and the call of the grim messenger was not to be stayed. Death is a hard master, especially when he would take from us our brightest and best, but he cannot mar memory, and this serves as a balm to our wounded hearts.

Pearl Davis was born at Rosendale in Fond du Lac County, 24 years ago last May, the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Davis. When a little girl she, with her parents, came to Clark County (Wis.) and took up residence in the town of York, thence to Neillsville, that the children might have better school advantages, and three years ago they moved to Marshfield. In that city, the last day of August in 1916, she was married to Loren Hales, and with him came back to the town of York and took up residence on his farm there. Aside from her husband and parents, who are prostrate with grief at her sudden and untimely death, she elaves to sisters, Mrs. W.E. Benedict and Mrs. Jesse Mortimer of the town of York, four brothers, David and Ed of Lake Mills, Jesse of Minneapolis, and Morton of the town of York, all of whom, with their families, were here and in attendance at the funeral which was held from the York Center M.E. Church, with Rev. Crow of this village, officiating at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon. Interment was made in the church cemetery there. The pallbearers were her husband brothers, Phil. W., George, Guy and Harry Hales, her brother-in-law, Will Campbell, and close friend Elwin Root.

The funeral was largely attended, people being present for mile around. The flowers were beautiful and a greater profusion was never seen at any funeral in that town. All silently bespeaking the esteem in which deceased was held. Many of the relatives and the County Club, of which she was a beloved member, gave beautiful set pieces. Deceased has been a member of the M.E. Church ever since her early girlhood and over her grave does the rainbow of Christian hope span the ark gulf between time and eternity, and such lives as here inspire the belief that there is a better world beyond where the goo and true are reunited after “life’s fitful fever.”

Her sister-in-law, Mrs. Moses page of Stanley came Sunday and remained for the funeral, and her aunts and uncles, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Thurston and Mr. and Mrs. Noah Davis of Spencer, Iowa, and David Jones of Clay City, Iowa, arrived and were in attendance at the funeral. The body laid in state at the home of her husband’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Hales from Monday noon when it, accompanied by her parents, her husband, his mother, and other relatives, was brought home from Marshfield, until the burial, Wednesday.



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